The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) welcomed more than 462 students to start the 2nd semester of the current academic year, 2016-2017, on Sunday January 8th in the Great Hall of the Crescent Building, UAEU, in the presence of His Excellency Professor Mohamed Albaili, Vice Chancellor of the UAEU, and Dr. Ali Al Kaabi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment, along with parents of new students and representatives from different colleges and scientific and administrative departments.
Dr. Al Kaabi said, “This celebration comes as a preparation by the UAEU to welcome new students to the 2nd semester of 2016-2017. The Division of the Student Affairs and Enrollment works for the continuous development of the New Students Orientation Program, which aims at introducing new students to university life and helps integrate them into their new surroundings. We have built a community for students which provides care and security, and contributes to developing the capabilities of our students and helps them to make the right choices. We aim to support the success of the students and enrich their personal and academic experiences with different programs and extra-curricular activities, fostering the national vision of the university in pioneering and excellence by achieving one of its most important goals which is to prepare graduates to be leaders and pioneers in their specializations.”
The New Students Orientation Program ran for a week, from January 8th to 12th, in the mornings and afternoons. It included a ceremony to welcome new students and their parents to the hostels, Saih Bin Amar for males and Tawam for females. Students also took placement exams, received academic advice, and were helped to register for courses, as well as being introduced to other services available to students.
The afternoon of the Sunday and Monday included an educational program and placement exams for new male students in Building H4-0009, and for new female students in Building C5-0040, from 1:30 pm to 4 pm on the two campuses. The program also included cultural, social, sporting, and recreational activities and as well as events to develop the students’ skills and capabilities and enrich their academic and personal experiences.